Questions tagged [dcf]

In finance, discounted cash flow (DCF) analysis is a method of valuing a project, company, or asset using the concepts of the time value of money. All future cash flows are estimated and discounted by using cost of capital to give their present values (PVs).

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DCF valuation and the constant WACC assumption

I have a question that has been on my mind ever since I learned about DCF. I was taught that for the DCF to be valid WACC should be constant. As a physicist by training this assumption is strange to ...
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In DCF, why is the discount rate interpreted as the minimum rate of return?

Is there an intuitive explanation of why, in DCF modeling, the discount rate should be interpreted as the minimum rate of return? This doesn't make sense to me because I think of the NPV as "what all ...
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Valuation of a company

Alpha Corp purchases Beta Sub. Alpha Corp finances the purchase price of € 100 million by raising € 50 million in debt and € 50 million in equity issued by Alpha. The debt is risk free and the ...
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How do analyst on Wall Street forecast whole balance sheet

I am always curious as to how people on wall street forecast every single item on a company's balance out up to 3 years. It seems to me just pure false accuracy in order to come up with a price target....
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Possible to use diffusion equation(s) to price derivatives with non-zero boundary conditions?

One of the reason the Black-Scholes can be transformed into the heat equation is that calls and puts have a zero boundary condition on their contingent payoffs. Define the terminal payoff condition ...
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Net present value when cash flows accrue continuously and are stochastic

I am trying to find a closed form solution to a stochastic integral -- which is really just a generalized expression for the expected net present value, $E^*[V_t]$, of an annuity (or perpetuity if \$T \...
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Is there a difference between “regression toward the mean” vs “mean reversion”, in the context of financial time series and cash flow analysis?

I read the Wikipedia articles, and it implied that it was different: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regression_toward_the_mean In finance, the term mean reversion has a different meaning. Jeremy ...
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Should cash-flows discounted at WACC be pre- or post-tax?

WACC in my mind is effectively a post-tax measure: $$\text{WACC} = \frac{E}{V} k_e+\frac{D}{V}k_d(1-t)$$ In this case should cash-flows, in particular loan cash-flows be adjusted for tax as well? ...
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How can you find change in working capital and capital expenditures without a balance sheet?

I'm working with the following information trying to work through a valuation exercise and I'm absolutely stuck. How can I find ∆WC and CAPX with this information?
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Valuing corporate EUR loan of US entity? Which discount rate to use? US or EU?

If a US entity borrows in EUR and I need to perform a DCF valuation on that borrowing, should I use USD based curve (for the appropriate rating) or EUR based curves? In other words do I use the ...